|Senator for Gloucester, New Brunswick|
October 27, 1922 –November 18, 1944
|Appointed by||William Lyon Mackenzie King|
|Member of the Canadian Parliament |
|Preceded by||Théotime Blanchard|
|Succeeded by||Jean George Robichaud|
|Born||September 6, 1849|
Lévis, Canada East
|Died|| November 18, 1944 95) (aged|
Bathurst, New Brunswick
|Children|| James Gray Turgeon |
William Ferdinand Alphonse Turgeon
Onésiphore Turgeon (September 6, 1849 – November 18, 1944) was a Canadian parliamentarian.
Born in Lévis, Canada East, the son of Simon Turgeon and Pélagie Paradis, he was educated at the Séminaire of Quebec and the Université Laval. Turgeon was a journalist in Bathurst, New Brunswick and was editor for Le Courrier des Provinces Maritimes.He was elected to the House of Commons of Canada for the New Brunswick riding of Gloucester in the 1900 election. A Liberal, he would be re-elected in each following election up to and including the 1921 election. He was summoned to the Senate of Canada in 1922 representing the senatorial division of Gloucester, New Brunswick on the advice of William Lyon Mackenzie King. He served in Parliament (both the Commons and the Senate) for 44 years until his death in Bathurst at the age of 95 in 1944.
Lévis is a city in eastern Quebec, Canada, located on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, opposite Quebec City. A ferry links Old Quebec with Old Lévis, and two bridges, the Quebec and the Pierre Laporte, connect western Lévis with Quebec City.
Canada East was the northeastern portion of the United Province of Canada. Lord Durham's Report investigating the causes of the Upper and Lower Canada Rebellions recommended merging those two colonies. The new colony, known as the Province of Canada was created by the Act of Union 1840 passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom, having effect in 1841. For administrative purposes, the new Province was subdivided into Canada West and Canada East. The former name of "Lower Canada" came back into official use in 1849, and as of the Canadian Confederation of 1867, it formed the newly created province of Quebec.
Université Laval is a French-language, public research university in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The University was founded by royal charter issued by Queen Victoria in 1852, with roots in the founding of the Séminaire de Québec in 1663 by François de Montmorency-Laval, making it the oldest centre of higher education in Canada and the first North American institution to offer higher education in French. The university, whose campus was erected from the 1950s onward in the suburban borough of Sainte-Foy–Sillery–Cap-Rouge, is ranked among the top ten Canadian universities in terms of research funding and holds four Canada Excellence Research Chairs.
Turgeon was married twice: to Margaret Eulalia Baldwin in 1876 and to Mary Loretta Meahan in 1905.
His son James Gray Turgeon also served as Member of the House of Commons and the Canadian Senate for many years.His other son, William Ferdinand Alphonse Turgeon, was a Saskatchewan politician and judge.
James Gray Turgeon was a broker, soldier, and provincial and federal level politician from Canada. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1913 to 1921 sitting with the Alberta Liberal caucus in government. During that time he also served in World War I.
William Ferdinand Alphonse Turgeon, was a Canadian politician and judge in the Province of Saskatchewan. He also served as a diplomat for the Government of Canada.
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Turgeon is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
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